Thursday, March 21, 2013

Book review: Demons in Big Easy by Jamie Marchant

Introduction
 
Adventurous in her youth, Cassandra built gateways between Domhan and its parallel realm of Earth. Now she’s too old for that kind of thing. But something is making it easier for demons to pass into Domhan. Not only that, but their behavior becomes inexplicable: whenever Cassandra banishes one, it laughs at her rather than resists, and it promises it will soon devour her essence and that of every resident of her small village. Cassandra is certain such a thing is impossible, for strong wards protect her village.

But then Cassandra’s granddaughter Aine falls through an unstable gateway. Cassandra is the only one within a hundred miles capable of creating a gateway and bringing Aine back. Despite her aching joints, Cassandra goes after her, and the gateway lands her in New Orleans. But something goes wrong with her tracking spell, which indicates Aine exists in four different places at once. As Cassandra struggles to find the true location of her granddaughter in the Big Easy, she discovers the source of the demons’ confidence. Now, with an unlikely pair of allies—her timid granddaughter and a homeless man who may or may not be crazy—she has to not only save her granddaughter but also prevent both Domhan and Earth from being overrun by demons. 

Behind The book

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About the author

Jamie Marchant lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband, son, and four cats, which (or so she’s been told) officially makes her a cat lady. She teaches writing and literature at Auburn University. Her first novel The Goddess's Choice was released in April 2012 from Reliquary Press. She is hard at work on the sequel, tentatively titled The Soul Stone. She also has published a novella, titled Demons in the Big Easy. Her short fiction has been published in Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, and Short-story.me. Read more about her HERE.

Me thinks

It’s been a while I read fantasy fiction , well I guess after Harry Potter I had stopped reading them as I felt the magic would be lost. But when the author approached me to review her urban fantasy I was tempted enough to give it a try after reading the blurb.

Demons in Big easy is about a witch Cassandra who is out to rescue her granddaughter from demons. To ensure her safety she has to put her other granddaughter’s and many other lives at stake including her own. But that does not deter her from marching ahead and planning-plotting a rescue plan for her.
I completed the book in one sitting as it was something I like to call un-put-downable. I had to know what happened next and how far they were successful. I was so engrossed in reading it that by the time I reached the last page I was like No.. you cannot be ending it all here. I need to know what happened after that.

Demons in the Big Easy is about love, compassion, determination and courage. The story goes on to show us that love and faith can surely move mountains and create miracles. An excellent attempt I would say, worth reading for people who enjoy reading fantasy fiction.

Foodie Verdict

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 This book is like jelly shots. Goey, sweet and enjoyable!


P.S: This book was given to me by the author requesting for a review.


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